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Award-winning sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan is one of the greatest living proponents of North Indian classical music. Amjad Ali Khan has received numerous prestigious awards and has performed in the great concert halls of the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Royal Albert Hall, and the Palais Beaux-Arts. 

Friday, June 1, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, tickets $15-42

The sequencing of the human genome has allowed scientists to begin to examine closely the individual's relationship to health and illness through the lens of genomics. This talk will present a look at emerging research and treatments for disease that we will see in the future.

Thursday, June 7, 7 pm, Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, to register call (650) 498-7826, Free  

Join the Cantor Arts Center for a daylong festival of films from Nigeria, the second-largest film producer in the world.

Saturday, June 9, 11 am - 5 pm, Cantor Arts Center, Free

Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., since 2006 and a Stanford graduate, will be the 2012 Commencement speaker.   Please visit the Commencement Website for a complete schedule of activities. If you can't make it to Stanford Stadium, you can also watch a live webcast.

Sunday, June 17, 9:30 am, Stanford Stadium, Free

Catch a show, select which weeks of Jazz Camp and Jazz Residency you'll attend, sign up for Evening Summer Classes you'd like to participate in, or introduce someone to jazz at our kid-oriented, music-packed family events. You're never too old to learn about jazz! Plus, we've got some cool things coming up for our 40th anniversary, check out the website or below for more details.

June 22 - August 4, Locations and prices vary. 

Danilo Pérez Trio  

Latin-informed rhythms and a command of classical technique combine with world-class jazz to make the Danilo Pérez Trio a must-see group.

Friday, June 22, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $15, $36, $42


Early Bird Jazz for Kids: Jim Nadel and Friends  

Get your kids excited by live music, fascinating instruments, and talented performers at this affordable and family-friendly morning of jazz.

Saturday, June 23, 10 am, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Kids free, Adults $5 


Bobby Hutcherson and the Joey DeFrancesco Trio 

Leaders of their respective jazz generations, vibist Bobby Hutcherson and jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco combine their virtuosity to energize and delight you.

Saturday, June 23, 8pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $15, $36, $42


Lionel Loueke Trio  

Guitarist and vocalist Lionel Loueke sees the world of jazz through the filter of his West African traditions, resulting in spectacular contemporary music.

June 24, 7:30 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $15, $36, $42


Everything You Wanted to Know About Jazz  

Want to find out what makes jazz music and musicians tick? SJW's own Jim Nadel explains it all, leading an all-star band of Bay Area jazzers who will demystify the art and delight you in the process.

June 28, 7:30 pm, Campbell Recital Hall, Advance tickets $5, at the door $10


Luciana Souza: Brazilian duos with Romero Lubambo  

The intimate combination of Luciana's warm, sensual vocals and Romero's stunning guitar virtuosity were the hit of our 2010 season.

June 29, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $15, $36, $42


Lounge Art Ensemble featuring Peter Erskine and Bob Sheppard  

Drums, bass, and woodwinds collide in this eclectic acoustic/electric trio featuring alums from Weather Report, Chick Corea, and Scott Henderson.

June 30, 8 pm, Campbell Recital Hall, $15, $40, $50 

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The Stanford Jazz Workshop summer educational programs are held on the beautiful campus of Stanford University and are taught by the world's great jazz performers and educators. Below you can find information about our educational programs.  

Jazz Camp is for musicians ages 12 - 17, and provides a fun, encouraging environment in which to get immersed in jazz improvisation and to make lots of new friends.

Jazz Residency is for adults, and gives emerging professionals a chance to work with the greatest jazz artists of our time.


Evening Summer Classes provide a fun and relaxing way to improve your chops and increase your knowledge of jazz.

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Football: Guarantee Your Seat to USC Game - Buy a Season Ticket! 

New fans can now purchase season tickets and guarantee great seats for the Stanford vs. USC game on Saturday, September 15. Season tickets start at $179 and Family Plans are just $299.

Tickets available starting June 1.


Team Cardinal Kids Club

Register for 2012-13 Membership for Stanford Athletics' official Kids Club! 

Team Cardinal benefits include admission to all women's and men's soccer, women's volleyball, women's basketball, baseball and select men's basketball and football games, an official Team Cardinal T-shirt, membership card, monthly newsletters and more!

Early bird registration ends July 31. The Early Bird price is just $25 and guarantees T-shirt order. Price increases to $35 starting August 1. For more information on Team Cardinal membership, click here or register online now. 


For a full schedule of June events, click here


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Sustainable Business Models for Social Entrepreneurship: New Approaches for Asia
Tuesday, June 5, 4:15 pm, Skilling Auditorium, Free

Stanford Breakfast Briefings: Tina Seelig, Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Based on a dozen years teaching courses on creativity and entrepreneurship in the Stanford School of Engineering, Dr. Seelig will unveil a six-part "Innovation Engine" that illustrates specific tools and conditions needed to enhance creativity in individuals, teams, and organizations. 

Wednesday, June 13, 7:30 am breakfast, 8 am session, Stanford Faculty Club, $60. Advance reservations required.


9th Annual E-Commerce Best Practices Conference

Monday, June 18, 8 am, Stanford Law School. For information on registration and rates, please click here.


Stanford Chamber Chorale Tour Farewell Concert

Join the Stanford Chamber Chorale as it prepares to embark on its fourth tour to the United Kingdom.        

Friday, June 1, 8 pm, Stanford Memorial Church, $5-$10


Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra: Mozart and More

Location: Saturday, June 2, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $5-$10



A concert of new electroacoustic works by composers of the Music 223 Seminar.

Saturday, June 2, 8 pm, CCRMA Stage, Free


Gruppo del Lupo

The string trio Gruppo del Lupo (William Joo, violin; Andrew Lan, viola; and Anna Wittstruck, cello) is joined by special guest artist Chen Zhao, violinist with the San Francisco Symphony.

Monday, June 4, 8 pm, Campbell Recital Hall, Free


Stanford Flute Ensemble

Tuesday, June 5, 8 pm, Campbell Recital Hall, Free


Early Music Singers

Wednesday, June 6, 8 pm, Memorial Church, Free   


The Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) and Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra (MoPhO)

Celebrate the conclusion of a wonderful season with a full-scale laptop orchestra concert featuring all new works for the full ensemble of humans, laptops, mobile devices, and hemispherical speaker arrays.

Wednesday, June 6, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Free


Talisman and Fleet Street present ClawCappella

Come to the Claw every Friday at 4pm to hear Talisman and Fleet Street each sing a few songs.

Fridays, 4 pm, The Claw (in front of the Bookstore), Free and informal!


28th Annual El Concierto de la Primavera  

A culmination of dances from many regions, including Tabasco, Zacatecas, and others, with performers such as El Mariachi Cardenal de Stanford. This year marks El Ballet Folklorico de Stanford's 40th anniversary.

June 2, 7 pm, Memorial Auditorium, $5

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Robber Barons Sketch Comedy presents: Substance-Free Sketch Comedy 

The Robber Barons are putting on another End of Quarter show! This show is in honor of Stanford's most recently created housing option. This is a "100% original and 100% hilarious" show. 

June 1 & 2, 8 pm, Bldg. 320, Rm. 105, click here to reserve tickets,  


Jana and Baladoor  

Iran's foremost playwright and director Bahram Beyzaie brings to the stage a magical combination of poetry and puppets, music and myth. In his never-before performed Jana and Baladoor, he recounts the drama of a world dominated by dark demons, and the heroic battles of four mythic siblings. Two of Iran's most accomplished artists, the acclaimed actress, Mojdeh Shamsaie, and the musical wonder, Mohsen Namjoo, recite the story, accompanied by music.  Shadow figures bring the narrative to life. The play is in Persian with English supertitles.

June 27- 30, 8 pm, Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, $30, $60. Tickets required and can be purchased through the Stanford Ticket Office.

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Boxers and Ballerinas

A film about the lives of a boxer and a ballerina in Miami, Florida, and a boxer and a ballerina in Havana, Cuba: their triumphs and failures, their power and powerlessness, and the singular intensity and violence of being young.  Panel discussion to follow film with Cuban authors Nancy Alonso and Mirta Yáñez as well as Prof. Sara Cooper from California State University, Chico.

Friday, June 1 , 7pm, Annenberg Auditorium, Free


Turkmenistan: Films of Velmurad Ovezov (1990s)

Tuesday, June 5, 7 pm, Bldg. 200, Rm. 30, Free



Crash (David Cronenberg, 1996), 35mm 

Film screening as part of  Driven: A Car Culture Film Series

Thursday, June 7, 7:30 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, Free


MFA Documentary Thesis Film Screening 

Screening of eight thesis films by Second Year Students in the MFA Program in Documentary Film and Video. Q&A with filmmakers and reception will follow.

Saturday, June 16, 2 pm, Annenberg Auditorium, Free


imageStanford Continuing Studies offers a broad range of courses that are primarily taught by Stanford instructors and open to everyone. 

Summer Registration Open Now!
Most classes begin the week of June 25.


Tours every Wednesday at 2 pm, Saturday at 11:30 am and Sunday at 3 pm, Cantor Arts Center. Meet in the main museum lobby, Free


Sunday Tour: Outdoor Sculpture Walk

Outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present.

1st Sunday of each month, 2 pm. Meet at the entrance to the Main Quad, rain or shine, Free


Walking Tour of the Stanford University Medical Center Architecture

Wednesday, June 13, 2 pm, Tours begin at the flagpole between the Stanford Hospital entrance and the fountains, RSVP required, Free


Sunday Tour: Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden

View wood and stone carvings of people, animals, and magical beings that illustrate clan stories and creation myths.

3rd Sunday of the month, 2 pm, rain or shine. Meet at the corner of the Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden, Santa Teresa Street & Lomita Drive, Free

To send feedback or suggestions, please email

Photo Credits:    
graduation caps (c) / fozrocket
picky eater (c) PBS - NOVA  

The Packard Summer Scamper is Back! You race, they win!

Join the 2nd Annual Packard Summer Scamper benefiting Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. The certified courses will take participants through the picturesque Stanford campus and are designed for participants of all ages and abilities. We invite participants to sign up for the 5k walk/run, 10k run, kids' fun run (ages 3-10), or as a virtual racer or volunteer! Join us in supporting the patients and families at Packard Children's.


New this year: New courses for 2012!

The Summer Scamper listened to your feedback and is thrilled to provide racers with two separate certified courses, one for the 5k and one for the 10k. Both courses have a common Start/Finish line on Oak Road, between Stock Farm and Searsville roads near the Sand Hill Fields.


Saturday, June 23, 8 am 5k/10k start, 9:30 am Kids' Fun Run start,

packet pickup and day-of registration begins at 6:30am


Why Did I Eat That - Again?

Gain useful tools to craft a personal plan that can replace chaotic eating with more mindful and satisfying choices.

Wednesday, June 6, 12:30 pm, Clark Center, Rm. S361, HIP Class Code: eta-01, $25



Living Well Beyond Cancer        

A Conference for Survivors and Caregivers in Honor of National Cancer Survivor Day.

Saturday, June 9, 8 am, Li Ka Shing Center For Learning, 291 Campus Dr., $25/person, Includes continental breakfast & lunch. To purchase tickets, click here 


Unwind at Your Desk - Breathe Stretch Revitalize

Learn the importance of keeping your spine active, how to avoid eye strain, and strategies to incorporate movement breaks throughout your day. 

Wednesday, June 13, noon, Li Ka Shing Learning Ctr., Rm 208, HIP Class Code: uyd-01, $25


Drupallers Drop-in Help

Drop in and be helped with any Drupal website questions you have (or drop in and help others). Everyone, novice or expert, is welcome to these free sessions. The idea is to help one another: learn from people more expert and help people less expert.

Thursday, June 21, 3 pm, Cubberley Library large instruction room, Free



Brian Von Herzen, The Climate Foundation

Friday, June 1, 12:15 pm, Y2E2, 473 Via Ortega, Free


Our Own Shadow of the Cultural Revolution: Transgenerational Transmission and the Affective Foundations of Chinese Contemporary Society

This talk explores how the experience of the Cultural Revolution is passed on through families and constitutes part of the identity of the so-called second generation, the daughters and sons of former "Red Guards," "rebels," and the "rusticated youth."

Tuesday, June 5, Noon, Okimoto Conference Rm., Encina Hall East, 3rd Floor, Free


Archimedes' hydrostatics and the birth of mathematical physics

deLeeuw Memorial Lecture: Raviel Netz from Stanford's Department of Classics

Wednesday, June 6, 4:15 pm, reception starts at 3:15 pm, Bldg. 380, Rm. 380-C, Free


MediaX at Stanford - Gary Wolf: Quantified Self, "Life Uploaded" 

Seminar focused on the intersection of people, media and technology. 

Wednesday, June 6, 4:30 pm, Peter Wallenberg Learning Theater, Wallenberg Hall, Bldg. 160, Free


#Occupy Art: Immigration, Nation, and the Art of Occupation

Wednesday, June 6, 7 pm, Bldg. 320, Rm. 105, Free


A Challenge Between Physics and Engineering   

HEPL SEMINAR: Releasing the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA)
Pathfinder test mass into geodesic

Monday, June 11, 4 pm, Physics and Astrophysics, 452 Lomita Mall, Conference Rooms 102/103, Free 

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Never Odd or Even (MFA Thesis Exhibition) at Stanford

An exhibition of artwork created by five graduating artists for their final MFA Theses.

Friday, June 1- 17, Gallery times vary, Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery, Free


The Battle for Hearts and Minds: World War II Propaganda

Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 - 4 pm, Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion, adjacent to Hoover Tower, Free


Adventures in the Human Virosphere: The Use of Three-Dimensional Models to Understand Human Viral Infections

These models have explanatory power, providing insight into viral structure and function. Because viruses are genetically simple, they often display surprisingly beautiful symmetries.

June 1 - October 2012, Cantor Arts Center, Free


Things that Dream | Cosas que sueñan

An exhibition of one-of-a-kind large-format volumes of poetry by Pablo Neruda and Federico García Lorca.

June 1 - July 8, Peterson Gallery and Munger Rotunda, Green Library, Bing Wing, 2nd Floor, Free


Not Wanting to Say Anything About Marcel: John Cage Plexigrams

John Cage (1912-1992), the prominent American experimental music composer, also exercised his creativity by making prints and assembling words into serious graphic and conceptual puzzles.

June 13-November 11,Cantor Arts Center, Free


Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley

The Benue River Valley is the source of some of the most abstract, dramatic, and inventive art works in sub-Saharan Africa. More than 150 objects drawn from international collections will be organized in sections that unfold as a journey up the 650-mile-long Benue River. 

Through October 14, 2012, Cantor Arts Center, Free


Light Works: Dan Flavin and Robert Irwin

Dan Flavin's "monument" for V. Tatlin (1969), on loan from the Fisher Family, and an untitled disc (1967) by Robert Irwin typify the interest in light and space that preoccupied a number of Los Angeles artists during the 1960s.

Through July 8, Cantor Arts Center, Free


Wood, Metal, Paint: Sculpture from the Fisher Collection

This new, long-term installation includes pieces by Martin Puryear, Sol LeWitt, Claes Oldenburg, Carl Andre, and John Chamberlain.

Through October 13, 2013, Cantor Arts Center, Free


5 Keys to Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater 

Learn the 5 key recommendations for feeding the picky eater and making family mealtimes healthy and happy.

Monday, June 6, noon, Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Rm. 308, HIP Class Code: hhe-01, $30

Heart to Heart: A Seminar on Growing Up 
This informative, humorous and lively discussion of puberty, the opposite sex and growing up sets parents and their pre-teens on a straight course for talking with one another on these very important topics. Multiple dates available. $75


image Classes for Expectant and New Parents 

Please see website for complete list of classes available at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and registration information.


carseat Car Seat Fitting Station 

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital offers a child passenger fitting station for patient families as well as for the immediate community. Visit the online calendar to book an appointment. Free


Mother-Baby Mornings 

A weekly time to share, discuss, and connect with other moms and babies up to 6 months of age.  

Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am, LPCH Community Education classroom, 4100 Bohannon Drive, Menlo Park, Free



Stanford Summer Session

During Stanford Summer Session, courses are offered for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.  Students can earn Stanford credit and a transcript for courses taken, experience college life and the Stanford tradition, and develop confidence and vision for their future. Click here for more information. 


Academic Youth Camps  

Click here for a list of offerings.

Sports Camps    

Archery                       Lacrosse - Boys

Basketball - Girls          Swimming
Equestrian                   Track & Field

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Awake with Each Step: Meditation and Mingling Traditions on the Modern Spiritual Path 

Sylvia Boorstein, author of That's Funny, You Don't Look Buddhist, will draw from her experience as a Buddhist Jew and discuss how we can maintain authenticity as we integrate the wisdom of various traditions and our unique spiritual path. She will also offer a period of meditation teachings. 

Friday, June 1, 3:30 pm, Sanctuary in the Center for Inter-Religious Community, Learning and Experiences (Old Union, 3rd floor), Free   


Compline - An Evening Service of Song 

Sundays, 9 pm, Stanford Memorial Church, Free


University Public Worship 

Protestant Ecumenical Christian worship featuring choral and organ music as well as speakers and preachers from diverse religious traditions

Sundays, 10 am, Memorial Church, Free 


Labyrinth in Stanford Memorial Church

Enter the labyrinth and discover that walking in circles can actually put direction back in your life.

Friday, June 1 & 8, 8 am - 1pm, Memorial Church, Free   



Managing Teams for Innovation and Success  

Provides strategies to analyze the complexities of team dynamics and build high-performance teams.

June 17 - 22, Stanford GSB Knight Management Center, Application deadline is June 1, Team discount available.  


Interpersonal Dynamics for High-Performance Executives  

Teaches senior-level executives how to foster professional relationships by understanding the impact of their personal dynamics on leadership styles.

June 24 - 29, Stanford GSB Knight Management Center, Application deadline is June 11. 


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